5 Star Equine Joins NCHA Corporate Partnership Family

Quality Saddle Pads Featured in NCHA Prize Packages

For top cutting horses, the stress of a rider and saddle can be hard on the shoulders, withers and back, so a high-quality saddle pad is a must in the sport. Bringing that quality to the cutting horse world is 5 Star Equine Products and Supplies of Hatfield, Arkansas, the newest corporate partner for the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA).

“NCHA continually works to introduce companies to the cutting horse audience who will provide superior products at the best price,” said NCHA Executive Director Jim Bret Campbell. “5 Star has repeatedly demonstrated its dedication to making the best saddle pad in the industry and one that will address the unique needs of the cutting horse.”

5 Star stands for excellence in quality, craftsmanship and materials. Maintaining excellence is a standard which is met by carefully selecting the finest pressed virgin wool felt, leather, mohair and hardware. Products produced always receive full consideration to conformation, movement, natural therapeutic comfort and application. 5 Star produces 100% wool felt pads, mohair cinchas and wool blankets specifically designed to fit what is right for horses.

“I’m a fan of cutting and this sport provides the perfect platform for the type of product we produce,” said 5 Star Equine Products and Supplies owner, Terry Moore. “We are looking forward to being a part of the NCHA corporate partnership team over the next three years and providing the cutting horse rider a product that will be truly beneficial.”

Through the relationship, 5 Star will provide custom embroidered saddle pads to the Top Five in the $50,000 Amateur and $15,000 Amateur at this year’s Mercuria World Finals, as well as custom pads to the winners of both the 2013 Eastern and Western National Championships to be held next year. Furthermore, NCHA’s young riders will see 5 Star pads in the prize package for the Top Ten in the 2014 NYCHA Scholarship Cutting.

The National Cutting Horse Association approves approximately 1,600 events each year with purses totally more than $35 million throughout the sport. Cutting events take place throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, South American and Europe and are supported by such companies as Mercuria Energy, Ram Truck, Great American Insurance Group, the American Quarter Horse Association, John Deere Tractors and XTO Energy among many others.


NCHA Members Travel Cool With Newest NCHA Partner

Members of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) travel thousands of miles annually, spending countless hours in dusty arenas and on campgrounds. Now, they can bring a little more comfort to their journey with the addition of ICEHOLE High Performance Coolers, NCHA’s newest corporate partner, to their traveling equipment.

“NCHA is excited to partner with ICEHOLE,” said NCHA Executive Director Jim Bret Campbell. “The story of the cooler’s development is interesting. ICEHOLE’s owners and developers have a history of supplying the U.S. military with products and accessories for a broad array of combat vehicles and equipment. Military specifications are tough and so are cutters. Plus, this product is completely made in the U.S., which we find particularly appealing.”

Built to last for that long expedition or unexpected power outage, whatever you call that sporting equipment you use to hold ice – a premium cooler, a sports cooler, cool box, portable ice chest – ICEHOLE is better by design. Featuring interlocking non-skid feet, an exclusive freezer seal design, and latches from the M2 Bradley fighting vehicle, ICEHOLE is an investment in outdoor fun built to be tough. To prove it, every ICEHOLE Cooler comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Check out the ICEHOLE vs. Grizzly Bears video.

“Partnering with the NCHA was an easy decision for us,” said co-owner Larry Howard. “After seeing how dedicated its members are to the health, welfare and training of their horses, we could see that we had a lot in common when it came to taking care of business.”

Through the relationship, ICEHOLE will provide five ICEHOLE M35 models to the Top Five Affiliate NCHA Clubs, 20 ICEHOLE M35 models to the Top Ten of the NCHA Junior and Senior Youth Scholarship Cutting Finals and 10 ICEHOLE M35 models to the Top Five $35,000 Non Pros and Top Five $5,000 Novice Non Pros of the NCHA Mercuria World Finals.